Lincoln bus driver dies after suffering medical episode at the wheel

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The driver of a bus involved in a crash in Lincoln has died after being taken ill at the wheel.

As reported previously, the bus crashed into a car at the junction of Doddington Road and Newark Road at around 9.30am on Tuesday, November 15.

The Stagecoach bus driver, named locally as Collin Morton, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital in an ambulance following what police are describing as a medical episode.

No passengers or other road users were injured as a result of the collision.

Eye witnesses at the time said Collin had fallen unconscious at the wheel before the bus veered into the path of a Ford Kuga.

James Peterson praised the actions of a passing colleague. He said: “I was travelling on a bus going the other way just after this happened, the driver pulled up and ran across to the road to help his colleague until the ambulance arrived.

“The driver returned to make sure we were ok and explained that the driver was very ill.”

The driver’s brother, Barry Morton, posted on social media in response to a story on The Lincolnite. He said: “Thank you to all the people wishing the bus driver well.

“Unfortunately I was woken this morning by a phone call to tell me that my brother had passed away.

“He’d had a massive heart attack at the wheel and the paramedics did their best but he died later in hospital. Thank you to all those that helped at the scene.”

Police have said work is still ongoing to determine the exact cause of death.

Tributes flood in for Lincoln City supporter

Bus driver Collin Morton died on Tuesday, November 15 following the crash.

Bus driver Collin Morton died on Tuesday, November 15 following the crash.

Hundreds have paid tribute to the Lincoln bus driver following the news this morning.

Fellow Lincoln City FC fan have pledged to host a minute’s silence at the next home match.

Friends have also set up a Facebook page for people to pay tributes to him.